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    (Original post by Hoose)
    other than storming through your reading lists (still haven't received one ) what are you guys doing to occupy your time this summer?
    Getting bored with my job. And having to serve condescending drunk people all the time is starting to try my patience.

    On a happier note, I am going away to Paris and Berlin mid August which I'm getting pretty excited about!

    (and I am still patiently awaiting the reading list...)
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    (Original post by Hoose)
    other than storming through your reading lists (still haven't received one ) what are you guys doing to occupy your time this summer?
    I got a couple weeks of work, and I'm going to my dad's place for a few weeks, but my summer can mostly be summarised by reading (not just degree relevant ) and computer games (almost all not degree relevant)
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    (Original post by piya21)
    Anybody who hasn't received their reading lists yet..?
    Still waiting on my one for history. I'm on edge waiting for it, I've replied to Professor Brockliss, and he asked me for my address so now I'm worried that it's been lost in the post. Worries are made worse since I never got a letter from them in April.

    I got my Tocqueville today, though. Exciting.
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    People who are eligible for the Opportunity Bursary, does it appear on Student Finance under grants?
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    (Original post by Noble.)
    People who are eligible for the Opportunity Bursary, does it appear on Student Finance under grants?
    I reckon not; it doesn't appear on my breakdown, which came through yesterday According to Oxford 'Once the University has received the data we will send a letter to you; the first letters will be sent in September'.
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    (Original post by Noble.)
    People who are eligible for the Opportunity Bursary, does it appear on Student Finance under grants?
    Mine hasn't I wonder when they'll let us know.
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    (Original post by shoshin)
    I reckon not; it doesn't appear on my breakdown, which came through yesterday According to Oxford 'Once the University has received the data we will send a letter to you; the first letters will be sent in September'.
    (Original post by soutioirsim)
    Mine hasn't I wonder when they'll let us know.
    I thought as much, just wanted to double check because of how much it is :lol:
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    (Original post by -mai-)
    On a happier note, I am going away to Paris and Berlin mid August which I'm getting pretty excited about!
    Berlin is awesome, I'm here 'till the end of September. :cool:
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    (Original post by Frankie)
    I know, I may be dreading results day but I still wish it would hurry up just so I know what I'm going to be doing next year I went to the open day yesterday and asked one of the students about textbooks and she said she just borrowed all of the books she needed in 1st year from the college library and the science library That should be slightly nicer on our purse strings! I've just got Genome in the post, not sure if its exactly holiday reading but I'm going to take it on holiday to Greece and read it anyway
    Ooooh Greece will be lovely. Genome will be good, it's not too heavy apart from occasionally but it's quite easy to read only small bits at a time without losing the train of thought. Hope you enjoy it

    I've heard the libraries are good for textbooks which is definitely a positive thing, plus having college libraries means it's more accessible. I quite like studying in libraries too (bit geeky I know...) I keep trying to forget about results day because it's too far away and there's nothing I can do about it, but then I keep coming on here and get dragged back into it.

    Enjoy your holiday, I'm sure you deserve it.
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    (Original post by Noble.)
    People who are eligible for the Opportunity Bursary, does it appear on Student Finance under grants?
    You get it later in a separate letter (or at least that is what happened last year)
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    (Original post by pinstriped.flower)
    You get it later in a separate letter (or at least that is what happened last year)
    Thanks.
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    (Original post by qwertyuiop1993)
    Haha, reading a text a day does in no way mean I have understood the text in any depth I just want to get familiar with the language and plots and then it'll hopefully make my recap reading a bit better. And I have been focusing on the short texts - once I get to the meatier ones I will slow down considerably (I took ages with Les Liaisons Dangereuses)

    I have got English translations for the crazier texts

    Luckily, we don't have to read all of each book, just certain chapters.
    As you can see, they all have suitably lofty titles
    That's a relief We sadly do have to read the whole thing of your philosophy and thought texts, which is a bit of a pain when it all makes no sense, but it's alright. I've just got to suck it up! And you inspired me to read a whole Brecht play yesterday. It's not saying much, seeing as the play was about 40 pages long...

    I'm actually procrastinating as I write this so I should just wrap it up, really, and get back to Kant.
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    Does anybody know when we get any information regarding accommodation or finances? I got my reading list 15 months ago and haven't had a peep out of them since.
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    (Original post by barefootfiona)
    Does anybody know when we get any information regarding accommodation or finances? I got my reading list 15 months ago and haven't had a peep out of them since.
    I assume it'll be after results given we've not had anything so far.

    Oh, have you joined the Exon. College group on Facebook, Fiona?
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    (Original post by Hoose)
    other than storming through your reading lists (still haven't received one ) what are you guys doing to occupy your time this summer?
    PC games basically - pity that nothing good ever comes out in summer (I should probs take a hint....). If similarly sad people care, I'm mainly playing minecraft and TF2 (anyone else got a Steam account?). I'll be spending a while walking up in Scotland with the gf later on in the hols though, and might pop down to Oxford/London as a reminder of civilisation.

    Spoke to a guy from my school who did geography at Oxford last year, and he got his book list in September. Sigh....
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    (Original post by Lucius)
    PC games basically - pity that nothing good ever comes out in summer (I should probs take a hint....). If similarly sad people care, I'm mainly playing minecraft and TF2 (anyone else got a Steam account?). I'll be spending a while walking up in Scotland with the gf later on in the hols though, and might pop down to Oxford/London as a reminder of civilisation.
    Hey, I'm playing myriad PC games (have you bought anything in the Steam summer sale?) and will probably go walking in Scotland in September! We have so much in common!
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    (Original post by LtCommanderData)
    Hey, I'm playing myriad PC games (have you bought anything in the Steam summer sale?) and will probably go walking in Scotland in September! We have so much in common!
    Hahahaha cool, but I doubt you're going quite as far afield as us

    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=brea...8,24.65332&z=8

    I've PM'd you my steam ID. I haven't bought anything in the sale yet though, most unlike me, but I'm fairly skint =/
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    (Original post by Lucius)
    Hahahaha cool, but I doubt you're going quite as far afield as us

    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=brea....65332&z=8
    Is that a challenge? I haven't solidified my plans yet so I may go somewhere a little further just to beat you! Only joking

    Added you on Steam
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    (Original post by Noble.)
    I thought as much, just wanted to double check because of how much it is :lol:
    It's so good isn't it! Do you get the full £3225? I'm probably going to try and save some of it if I don't end up needing it :p:

    I think the only other uni which tops Oxford is Imperial with £3500.

    EDIT: Checked Cambridge and theirs is £3400.... :getmecoat:
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    (Original post by soutioirsim)
    It's so good isn't it! Do you get the full £3225? I'm probably going to try and save some of it if I don't end up needing it :p:

    I think the only other uni which tops Oxford is Imperial with £3500.

    EDIT: Checked Cambridge and theirs is £3400.... :getmecoat:
    I get the £3,225 and the £875 start up too, so essentially £4,100 from the bursary. (first year). If you split that £875 up over the course of the degree you really end up getting £3517 a year.
 
 
 
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